“Washburn swung for the fences with this one, and for the features, sound and playability, it’s a serious hitter.” ~ Chris Devine, Performer Magazine Review
The Design Team at Washburn wanted to build an instrument with appointments of elegant design and taste, combined with premium sound and exceptional comfort of playability. Each Bella Tono model features Washburn’s Studio body shape. This shape was carefully designed specifically to retain the best attributes of a full-sized body, while delivering the best attributes of a smaller body. Petite in dimension, these bodies deliver a rich and full voice with clarity and projection while retaining the tight focus of a smaller body. This refined body is matched up with a comfortable, modern neck profile and a long list of visually striking upgrades resulting in a collection of guitars that you will love.
The flagship offering in the Bella Tono series is the SC56S Allure; pulling out all the stops and ticking off all the boxes. This model features a solid Spruce top, gorgeous Acacia back & sides and cutaway body design for easy access to the upper frets. The soundboard is adorned with stunning abalone for both the rosette and purfling and is bound in maple. The ebony fingerboard continues with the lush appointments; depicting a beach island scene of a palm tree and birds in flight which are inlaid in exquisite abalone and turquoise.
The Washburn Studio body design makes for an incredibly comfortable playing experience while managing to maintain the tight lows, focused mids and clear highs commonly associated with larger body sizes. The solid Spruce top helps define sonic nuances throughout the entire register of the instrument and showcases Washburn’s Comfort Arm Rest. Its full 25.5″ scale length extends an undeniable familiarity to the player and the satin finished, modern “C” profile of the Mahogany neck is smooth and cozy feeling in the hands. For live performance or in the studio, it comes equipped with a Barcus Berry LX4 pickup system.
BODY & CONSTRUCTION
- Top Wood Solid Spruce
- Back Wood Select Acacia
- Sides Select Acacia
- Bracing Quarter-sawn scalloped
- Rosette Abalone
- Type Acoustic Guitars
- Shape Studio
- Style 6 String Acoustic, Cutaway
- Preamp System Barcus Berry LX4
- Color Gloss Natural
- Strings D'Addario
- Additional Info Comfort Arm Rest / Abalone Purfling / Maple Binding
- Neck Wood Mahogany
- Fretboard Ebony
- Number Of Frets 20
- Inlays Abalone and Turquoise
- Scale 25-1/2"
- Bridge Ebony
- Tuners Diecast Gold